Construction Estimator

Salary Information:
$17.99 (entry level) - $50.23 (experienced) / hourly

What it is:
Do you enjoy puzzles and looking at how things are put together?  Do you enjoy working with cool computer software?  Consider becoming a construction estimator.  Estimators review plans and try to determine the cost to build a project.  Estimators work with many different computer programs when putting together an estimate and often times work closely with a marketing team to get awarded work.

Work Environment:
Estimators frequently work in an office environment, but need to occasionally visit a project site prior to construction starting.

Education Opportunities:
A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or project management certification is typically required, but it is possible to switch into estimating based on previous construction experience.

Qualifications:
Strong math skills, detail oriented, ability to read and understand complex documents, and the ability to navigate computer software.
 


FUN FACTS:

  • Construction estimators make, on average, over $69,170 per year!
  • Construction estimators work with some of the newest technology.
  • Construction estimators typically require a college degree